RBC names Nicolas Tremblay as first 2010 Olympic Torchbearer in Sherbrooke



    SHERBROOKE, QC, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, between 11 a.m. and noon,
RBC Royal Bank will introduce Sherbrooke's first 2010 Olympic Torchbearer at
the Place des Congrès branch situated at 2665 King West Street in Sherbrooke.
A model of the Olympic Torch and a preview of its route across the Estrie
region will also be presented to clients, visitors and the media. On hand for
the event will be representatives from RBC and the Olympic community,
including Marc Bélanger, Vice-President, and Nathalie Martin, branch Manager,
both from RBC, and Lyne Tremblay, RBC Paralympian and community ambassador.
    Nicolas Tremblay was selected by RBC as Sherbrooke's first 2010 Olympic
Torchbearer for his pledge to reduce his water and energy consumption.
    "I want to thank RBC for giving me the opportunity to be part of
something as extraordinary as the Olympic Torch Relay," said Nicolas Tremblay.
"I think that as citizens, we all need to do our share to save water and
reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our daily activities. It's the only way we
will achieve real progress as a society."
    "We are pleased to announce Nicolas Tremblay as a 2010 Olympic
Torchbearer and recognize the contribution his pledge will make to creating an
even better Canada," said Marc Bélanger, Vice-President, Commercial Financial
Services, RBC Royal Bank. "Anyone can be part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic
Torch Relay. We encourage residents of Sherbrooke and the Estrie region to
share in this thrill of lifetime by entering our RBC Carry the Torch Contest
at rbc.com/carrythetorch to be a torchbearer and win the ultimate Olympic
experience."
    RBC will award over 2,300 Olympic Torchbearer spots through this contest
which closes July 15, 2009. To enter, pledge to create a better Canada at
rbc.com/carrythetorch.
    Approximately 12,000 Canadians will carry the flame across the country
with millions more cheering and supporting them. Applicants will be asked to
select where in Canada they want to carry the Olympic Flame. Torchbearer
applicants must be a resident of Canada, aged 13 or older. Full contest rules
and regulations are available on the website at rbc.com/carrythetorch.
    From June 21st to the 27th, RBC will be celebrating those individuals and
groups, who are committed to making their community a better place to live.




For further information:

For further information: Raymond Chouinard, Media Relations, RBC, (514)
874-6556, raymond.chouinard@rbc.com


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